Re: [PATCH 00/19] First HREF Device Tree enablement patch-set

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Mon Sep 10 2012 - 09:49:30 EST

On Monday 10 September 2012, Linus Walleij wrote:
> > When the driver offers
> > two ways of probing a device, this lets us change from one way to
> > the other without going through a phase where we use neither of them
> > or (worse) both at the same time.
> Maybe unrelated, but as usual it works as long as there are no
> DMA channels or callback functions :-/
> The MMC, PL022 patches in this patch set: both need
> AUXDATA and DT data simultaneously due to DMA channels
> and callbacks passed in as AUXDATA.

Yes, that's another discussion. When this happens, we obviously
keep the platform data (or add a new version of it), but I'd still
use one patch to add the node to the device tree and simultaneously
add the auxdata and remove the static device registration.

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